A little update on our impending move. It is all official now. We are so excited! We signed the lease on Monday last week and will get the keys to our new place sometime this Wednesday or Thursday. The wheels are turning and our lives just got a whole lot busier. Between wondering about jury duty in Michigan this week and trying to pack I expect that time will be even more precious than normal in the upcoming days.
But what a gift it is to have a destination in our future lives and a destination that will very well serve our next few years at least. Our new landlords are pretty much the perfect landlords. They have been kind and helpful and have even offered to be at our new place whenever needed to help with hook up of utilities or installation of cable TV if we can’t. They have identified themselves as “eco” people that hope we will be okay with gardening and a composter. We couldn’t have hoped for more.
It will be a huge change for sure. We will be in a neighborhood duplex on the second floor instead of on the 8th floor of a mid-rise. We will be on a tree lined street instead of an urban jungle of concrete. We will back up to a park on the North Branch of the Chicago River with a a bike path that leads all the way to Wilmette harbor instead of being a short walk from the lake by Museum Campus. We will be a short distance from L Woods in Lincolnwood and fried chicken instead of a cab ride from Hub 51 and Paris Club and sushi and crouque monsieur.
Change creeps closer and with change comes both uncertainty and excitement. I am so grateful for the opportunities that lie ahead and for all the support and love that so many of our friends and family have provided. I’m sure many posts are ahead when time allows. For now I’ll just keep creeping across the sand towards the new shell. More later…